About Us

The Kentucky QSO Party (KYQP) is an annual event held the first weekend in June.  Our goal is to encourage ham radio operators across the Blue Grass state to get on the air and make contacts with other ham radio operators around the world.

The KYQP is sponsored and hosted by the Paducah Amateur Radio Association (PARA).  More information on PARA can be found at www.w4nja.org.

Calling All Kentucky Clubs

We would like to encourage all Kentucky amateur radio clubs to affiliate with the KY QSO Party.  You can do so by registering your club and your club call sign on the link below.

Register Your Club Here

Club Bonus Stations

Club call signs preregistered on this site will count as bonus stations.  (See the Rules tab for latest official list).  Activating a club call sign is a great way to improve the operating skills of hams new to HF.  It is also an opportunity to get your club call sign on the air outside of Field Day.

Rare County Activation

We hope that many Kentucky clubs will also encourage members to operate rover or portable stations so that we can activate as many rare counties as possible each year.  This site will provide a list of anticipated rare county activations prior to the event.

Register Your Rover or Portable Operation